Sigillaria davreuxi


This specimen illustrates a type of leaf scar pattern of the ancient tree Sigillaria.

Close-up available

Rock Type : Dark gray shale
Formation: Kanawha
Interval: Coalburg Seam
Age: Middle Pennsylvanian Period, approximately 307 million years

Location: Nicholas County, West Virginia; G&W Surface Mine, located about 10 miles north of Summersville, West Virginia, just east of Route 19. It is reclaimed now, but fossils can still befound in the rock drainage channels visible from the highway.